Anyone do an Amazon registry?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My family uses the Amazon registries for Everything, we love it. I’ve read some really bad reviews of their online gift certificates, the kind people buy then Amazon sends to you via email. We usually just purchase off the registry and have it sent right to the recipients home already gift wrapped. I love shopping in my pjs with a click of the button.

Post # 4
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Amazon was one of the three we had (also macy’s and crate & barrel)- no complaints. One thing I liked was that you could also tell guests alternate places where they could buy those items/they could check them off if purchased elsewhere. Since Amazon prices can fluctuate, for a couple of items I put “also available at STORE,” so guests had options. The universal registry was nice- you can select items from other web sites (BB&B to put on the Amazon one.)

I’d only put items on an Amazon registry that you’re 100% sure of, since the return policies aren’t as great as some other stores.

DH loved it because we were able to add things that HE wanted, vs. dishes (poker/game table, air compressor, etc.)

 

 

 

Post # 5
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479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@rebwana:  We haven’t reginstered yet but are planning to use Amazon in addition to BBB and maybe one other store.  Great suggestion about putting the note that something is available at another store.  I think sometimes things will end up cheaper at BBB if it’s on sale and the guest has a 20% off coupon.  Are you actually registering for the smae items at both places or just adding the note and the guest can get it elsewhere if they want?

 

 

 

I’m really excited about the universal registry part.  I have a couple of random things on other websites I’d like so Amazon will really help with that!

 

Post # 6
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4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@LibrarianBride:  We only did one Amazon/universal registry for those items available both places- didn’t make sense to have a 7-item registry at BB&B, plus you don’t want duplicates.

Post # 7
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Loved it. We also did Macy’s and crate and barrel so for people who didn’t really know what amazon was. I put tons of kitchen stuff on the amazon registry but it’s definitely fun to have more options. I second that you want to make triple sure you wat everything on the list though, the return policies are definitely not the same as regular stores. Also, heads up–the registry completion discount only works when the seller is actually listed as amazon.com, not for everything on amazon.

Post # 8
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8914 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We used myregistry.com, where you can put anything that’s for sale online all onto one universal registry.  I’ve had other friends use it as well, and it’s user friendly for the register and also people buying gifts.  I put a few things from Amazon on there.

Post # 9
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1428 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

We had an Amazon registry (along with a Macy’s one), and it was great!  I was a terrible registry stalker, and found that I’d have to check on items from other sites frequently in case they went away (that happened with some cool napkin rings from Anthropologie, but I didn’t catch it, and a family friend ended up having some custom made for us because the ones on the registry were unavailable!).  So it did take a little more upkeep than Macy’s or something, but totally worth it.  There was like, 1 thing we got from BB&B, a bunch from Anthropologie, and other totally random things.  And some stuff was significantly cheaper on Amazon than at Macy’s, so that was nice.  

I only wish you could do a general thing like you can on your regular wish lists – like you don’t care about brand or anything, just need something like “dish cloths.”  But that’s a small thing.

Post # 10
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Amazon registry was the first one to get bought out, over BB&B and Macy’s. The universal registry button was awesome. Now that they have registry perks, I definitely definitely recommend it.

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